SAN FRANCISCO – Timothy Daniel Raybould made an initial appearance today in federal court on a criminal complaint charging him with unlawful possession of ammunition, announced United States Attorney for the Northern District of California David L. Anderson and United States Postal Inspection Service Postal Inspector in Charge Rafael E. Nuñez. Raybould made his initial appearance in federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi.
According to the complaint, on July 31, 2020, Raybould, 27, a convicted felon from Oregon, was in the employees’ only parking lot of the Ukiah Post Office in Mendocino County. When three USPS employees asked Raybould to leave, Raybould became agitated and punched one of the USPS employees. While attempting to restrain Raybould, the three USPS employees and Raybould fell to the ground and landed on top of the employee who Raybould had punched. That employee suffered two fractured hips as a result of the altercation.
The postal workers were able to restrain Raybould until Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene. The complaint further describes how a search of Raybould’s person revealed he had a Glock .40 caliber magazine loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition in the back pocket of his pants. A search of Raybould’s car, which was parked in the employees’ only parking lot, revealed a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol.
A complaint merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Maya Karwande is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Ralph Banchstubbs. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Ukiah Police Department.